Tool-assisted game movies
When human skills are just not enough

Submission #286: chis's Genesis Thunder Force 3 in 23:44.83

Console: Sega Genesis
Game name: Thunder Force 3
Game version: JAPAN / USA
ROM filename: Thunder Force 3 (JU) [!]
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 23:44.83
FrameCount: 85490
Re-record count: 148
Author's real name: Chris W
Author's nickname: chis
Submitter: chis
Submitted at: 2004-08-21 14:18:35
Text last edited at: 2012-07-28 13:16:36
Text last edited by: Ilari
Download: Download (11498 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:
Complete run on mania difficulty, no damage taken. This isn 't the toughest of shooters but it is one of the most well known amongst shmuppers, so I'd say any shmup fan would want to see a run of it.

Not 100% kills, I don't believe this is possible on the first couple of levels because your basic shots just are not powerful enough, even with some insane flying to back them up. I tried my best. ;)


Bisqwit: At the beginning, when you select the game mode, why do you shuffle the options back & forth?
And why are you holding autofire constantly? Your accuracy is very bad.
I only watched the first minute of this movie.
So far, nobody has commented on this movie. Can someone do that, so it won't be just my opinion only when/if I reject this movie?

Bisqwit: Seeing that your rerecord count is only 148, I will assume that you took the cocky approach and thought yourself "I'm a skilly player, I can make a good timeattack movie without using many rerecords".

Bisqwit: Also, your comments on this submission were quite brief. I see you had some kind of .txt file inside the .zip file, but I didn't read it because the zip should only contain your movie, and all the comments should be written here.

Bisqwit, I have answered those comments more extensively in the forum workbench thread for this movie. Please take a look there.

Bisqwit: I'm replying to your comments here, because they affect this submission processing and they're read here when you browse your submission list.

May I recommend watching the ENTIRE video?
If you learn new techniques and you get better during the play, you should start over so that your skill level is high from the very beginning.
It happens very often.
If the first minute of the movie fails to impress me, it might be because the game is not interesting yet and thus I usually watch more, but if the first minute manages to unimpress me (fails in obvious aspects of style and skill), I reject the movie.

I only have basic weapons there, so I have to make up for this with extra movement to spread fire around... which is a basic shmup tactic.
This would be a right tactique if you were playing in real time, as a skilled player. But now you were supposed to be a perfect player who is making a tool-assisted movie. The rim is a lot higher here, and you must ensure all your shots HIT something. Movement is ok, but only shoot when you're actually destroying something.

A mistake I would edit out if this were possible. But of course it can be in an AVI...
A lame excuse. You din't care enough of the result.

Sorry, but I will reject this submission now.

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